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Old 06-08-2008, 09:12 PM   #1
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Default Is this a bad idea? heat wrap on DP

Update 07/28/10 --> HT tapes are holding up extremely well even after 2 years.

I used DEI heat wrap and used high temperature tapes to seal it... I am putting DP on my car tomorrow; should I leave it on or peel them off?

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Old 06-08-2008, 09:17 PM   #2
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it's fine, leave it
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:19 PM   #3
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So you already put it on and now you are asking if you should take it off or leave it on?

Anyway, leave it, couldn't hurt.
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:29 PM   #4
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I normally spray DEI silicone spray on top of DEI wrap, but ran out of them. Just wondering if anyone else had done the same thing and how it is holding up.
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Old 06-08-2008, 09:34 PM   #5
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i did a piss poor job wrapping mine and just used metal zip ties, 1k miles and ain't unwrapping yet, wish me luck =)
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Old 06-08-2008, 10:33 PM   #6
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I normally spray DEI silicone spray on top of DEI wrap, but ran out of them. Just wondering if anyone else had done the same thing and how it is holding up.
Mine was wrapped for about 2 years, unpainted and all. I took it off when the DP was installed on the car, but the metal underneath was not rusty (SS Helix catted DP).
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Old 06-08-2008, 10:49 PM   #7
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I am more curious about how high temperature tape will hold up.
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Old 06-08-2008, 11:43 PM   #8
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easy, whats the tape rated at?


the ideal solution is to get a "real" ceramic coat job.. not the shiny bling stuff jethot is famous for.. I found doing a combination of ceramic coating on the turbo/DP/headshield and using heatwrap +silicone spray+ heatshield works excellent on keeping the heat away from the top mount..
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Old 06-08-2008, 11:46 PM   #9
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ive had mine wrapped and coated for a few months now and holding up great all with DEI products
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:10 AM   #10
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I used DEI heat wrap and used high temperature tapes to seal it... I am putting DP on my car tomorrow; should I leave it on or peel them off?

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you should continue to wrap all the way up to the flange. that is the part that sits right under the intercooler.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:13 AM   #11
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this may smoke alot too, the header wrap will definitely smoke, doesn't look like it has anyware to go.....check the temperature threshold on the tape as well. otherwise looks good.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:58 PM   #12
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Definitely wrap all the way up to the mouth. I've had my dp and header wrapped with heat wrap and foil tape for a few years. Don't be scared by the white smoke billowing from your scoop, the adhesive will start to burn off pretty quickly. It may take several days for all the glue to burn off. It would be a good idea to throw a few more clamps on. When the adhesive burns off, the only things holding the tape on are the clamps, and the tape may loosen over time.
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Old 06-09-2008, 03:36 PM   #13
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nope. it is ok...go up to the flang though...but i would not suggest wrapping the turbo.. there has been heated discussions on whether it wears them uot faster...and i myself believe that it does....
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I installed my new downpipe yesterday. I wrapped the whole thing from flange to flange all the way back to the cat back. I only used thermal wrap and the sealant spray. My underhood temps went way down...i can actually touch the intercooler after running around now. the downpipe wrap is hot to the touch but not unbearable...however i woudnt leave my hand on it.

i want to wrap my turbo next
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I drove around in the city in 100F weather with this downpipe on. Surprisingly, it did not smoke at all... not sure if it's due to no place for smoke to escape to.
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Did the tape have any adhesive on it?? If so, where did you get the tape, and what is it called? I've used whatever I could find at Home Depot, and it definitely smokes. I thought my car was on fire the first time!
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Old 06-15-2008, 02:36 AM   #17
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I stopped by at Walmart to locate the tape again to find out what the specs are, but tapes were sold out.

After driving for almost a week now it still hasn't smoked which is very strange. Tape did come with adhesive on it.
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:33 AM   #18
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update: 04/01/09

So far it's holding up amazingly well. Looks as good as new after almost a year.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:17 PM   #19
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update: 07/28/10

It's still holding up amazingly well even after 2 years!
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haha, who would think that you would bump this page up 2 years later, cool. XD
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You ever find out what that tape was?
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:25 AM   #22
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Unfortunately I don't know the brand name, but I still got a lot of tape left. I picked it up from Wallmart, so you might be able to find one there.
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I'll take a look, thanks!!
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thats fine man heat wrap is always safe to use we use them on headers all the time
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